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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2022 6:40 a.m. PST

Hello everyone,

Does anyone know where to find decals for models of Curtiss F8C-5 / O2C-1 Helldiver (For 1/144 scale), these aircraft that killed King Kong.

Butif there are only larger scales, there may be a way to reduce them..?

Thank you,

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2022 6:57 a.m. PST

what design are you looking for (ie: Not sure what you mean)? (Pic would be great)

JimDuncanUK26 Oct 2022 7:31 a.m. PST

Looks like there are lots of custom decal companies who do 1/144th.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2022 8:26 a.m. PST

I want decals for models of Curtiss F8C-5 / O2C-1 Helldiver at the 1/144 scale, for these aircraft that killed King Kong.
Thank you.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2022 8:44 a.m. PST

I thought it was the fall that killed him!

Nice project to be working on

Son of Liberty26 Oct 2022 9:15 a.m. PST

"Twas beauty that killed the beast."

Inch High Guy26 Oct 2022 2:31 p.m. PST

These U.S. insignia are the right type, just verify the sizes you need. link

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2022 2:38 p.m. PST

I think you probably just need the roundel with the star and red dot:

I could swear I've found generic sets on eBay before, but I don't see any now. I might just not be doing the right searches. These roundels were in use by the USN until early 1942, so you could try searching for decals for wildcats, dauntlesses, devastators and vindicators in 1/144, 1/160, and maybe even 1/200 scale.

Also search through the http://miscmini.com shop to see what decals Kevin has already made. These 1/200 PB5Y Catalina decals might be the right size for a 1/144 biplane (the Catalina had REALLY BIG WINGS).

- Ix

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2022 5:52 p.m. PST

How many do you need?

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2022 5:53 p.m. PST

PM sent.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2022 11:58 p.m. PST

Thank you all,

But for the numbers on the planes …

How did it work in the U.S. squadrons in 1933 ?

@Frederick:

No, he was shot in the heart, so he died before he fell, watch the film again.

Inch High Guy27 Oct 2022 3:49 a.m. PST

USN aircraft were organized into Squadrons of eighteen aircraft, divided into six Sections of three. Each Section had an identifying color – red, white, blue, black, green, or yellow. The Section leader's aircraft carried the section color on the entire cowling and on a fuselage stripe, the second aircraft only painted the top half of the cowling, the third aircraft only painted the bottom half.

Color should be Light Gull Gray on metal sections of the aircraft and Aluminum Dope on fabric covered areas. Top of the upper wing should be Chrome Yellow.

Here are color photos of SBC Helldivers which illustrate this scheme, but by the late 1930's the painting of entire airframe had changed to Aluminum or Aluminum Dope: link

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2022 8:06 a.m. PST

Thank you for your help.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2022 2:59 p.m. PST

No, he was shot in the heart, so he died before he fell, watch the film again.
Bullets don't kill people, people kill people.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2022 4:55 a.m. PST

King Kong is not a people…

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